Three wrenching weeks of change; Trump’s phoner with Hannity; all-time high searches for ‘unemployment;’ streaming suggestions

Dr. Trump President Trump‘s remarks on Thursday night suggest that he still doesn’t fundamentally grasp what’s going on with the pandemic. In a phoner with Sean Hannity, Trump talked about New York state’s scientific projections of the spread of the virus with astonishment and even some doubt. Regarding ventilators, he said officials like New York Governor Andrew […]

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‘Stay Home’ campaign; new infections at CBS and Vox; known unknowns about the virus; movie theater closures; ’60 Minutes’ precautions

“A 50-state disaster” “There’s a space between tuning out and freaking out. We need to find that place,” Juliette Kayyem told me on Sunday’s “Reliable Sources.” Kayyem is one of my favorite people. She is a national security, intelligence and terrorism analyst at CNN and an adviser to government officials and corporations. This year she has consistently […]

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Coronavirus questions; creative solutions; two Trump narratives; new closures and cancellations; Disney’s ‘Frozen 2’ surprise

Let’s get creative So many people are hurting right now. Sick and frightened patients are hurting the most, but there are so many other categories of people who are stressed and struggling with this unprecedented “pause” of American life. Since this newsletter focuses on the media world, I want to highlight some of the concerns […]

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The great shutdown of 2020; new closures and cancellations; Fox’s misleading messages; the big unknowns; the view from Europe

September 11. Hurricane Katrina. The great recession. Superstorm Sandy. And now, the great shutdown. Each of the past events were different. But each one has similarities to the coronavirus emergency. Each one overwhelmed the news nervous system. There was so much happening, in so many places, all at once, that it was almost impossible to […]

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